Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


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Ruth Bancroft Garden – Monochrome Madness Challenge

Most of you have been seeing my recent posts from Ruth Bancroft Garden.  Ahh…the lush green, the bright blooms….it was a feast for the eyes as I’ve been calling it.  The textures and patterns were really beautiful also, so I thought I’d take one of the images and use it for these week’s challenge.  I wish I could tell you what the name of this plant is, but unfortunately I didn’t have a map with me.  They did offer a map when I got there, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it without my glasses and that becomes a pain when taking pictures…on/off, on/off…no thanks, lol.

This plant did catch my eye because of the strong patterns and the little “hair-like” things that were all over it.  It was converted primarily with an infrared filter via Nik Color Efex and then I ran it through Nik SEP2.  It was okay in green and white, the original colors, but I liked it a lot better after the conversion.

You can see the entire challenge later today on Leanne Cole’s Blog.  Please do check it out as there are so many talented photographers there!

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Glowing from Within

The other day when we were in Oakland, we stopped at Preservation Park on a whim.  My original desire was to take photos of the Victorian houses but the skies were all washed out behind the houses and it was sprinkling out, so I started looking around for other opportunities.  These flowers caught my eye because they looked like they were glowing from within.  The clouds provided a “soft box in the sky”.  I would’ve liked to have spent more time photographing them, but then the sprinkles were turning into rain.

If anyone knows what this plant is, I’d love to hear!

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